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New high-tech rifle decides when to shoot

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Posted at 12:27 AM, May 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-17 00:29:29-04

Is there a gun out there that's smarter than the shooter?

Next week, a brand new, high-tech rifle will hit the market.  It uses lasers and computers to make shooters very accurate.

Some argue too accurate.

A startup gun company in Texas developed the "Tracking point rifle" and put video of it on Youtube.

You pull the trigger but the gun decides when to shoot. It fires only when the weapon has been pointed in exactly the right place.

So if you move slightly or if the wind blows too hard, it won't fire until things are just right.

According to NPR, some gun advocates say it shouldn't be sold to the public.